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Belgian pensioners on charity European bus tour reach North Cyprus

A group of pensioners embarked on an epic charity road trip across Europe, reaching their final destination of North Cyprus earlier this week. The Robinson Club, whose members are predominantly over the age of sixty, set off from Vorselaan in Belgium a fortnight ago on a mission called ‘Expedition North Cyprus’. The first part of […]

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Turkey’s big business group calls for end to state of emergency

  A decision by the Turkish government to again extend the state of emergency in Turkey last week has been met with dismay by the country’s leading business organisation. Erol Bilecik, head of the Turkish Business and Industry Association (TÜSİAD), urged the government to take urgent steps towards normalisation. On 17 October, the Turkish Parliament […]

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North Cyprus gears up to hosting 4th World Budo Martial Arts Championships

  This week, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus plays host to two major international Taekwondo championships.  On Thursday 26 October, the TRNC Taekwondo Federation holds its 29th National Championships. The following day, it will host the GTF 16th Eurasia Championships and over the weekend, the 4th World Budo Martial Arts Championships. Under the expert […]

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Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece appointed Lib Dems spokesperson on Equalities

  The UK’s sole Turkish origin representative in Parliament has been named as one of the principal spokespeople for the Liberal Democrats. Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece features in party leader Vince Cable’s new team, announced last week, with specific responsibility for Equalities, a role she also held in 2015. She is one of seventeen women in […]

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We don’t need the EU, says President Erdoğan
 

  Turkey doesn’t need the European Union, said the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday, echoing his comments about the US from the day before. “If you’re honest, make your statement and we will finish the job. We don’t need you,” said Erdoğan while addressing regional delegates representing his Justice and Development Party (AKP) […]

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Merkel agrees to upper limit on migration after slim election victory

Angela Merkel has agreed to limit migrant numbers entering Germany to 200,000 annually in order to appease allies in coalition talks after a poor showing in last month’s general elections. Despite winning the most votes, Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) took a bruising from […]

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Transport Minister Chris Grayling meets with Turkish Cypriots to discuss Pegasus UK embargo

A Conservative politician has kept his word to Turkish Cypriots by arranging a face-to-face meeting with the British Transport Minister to discuss UK-imposed security measures that has forced air passengers flying between Britain and North Cyprus off planes in Turkey since the new rule came into effect on June 1st this year. Chingford MP Iain […]

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Turkish amputees are crowned champions of European football

A last-minute goal by Turkish captain Osman Çakmak turned a dramatic game on its head and gave the hosts a 2.1 victory against England in the final of the European Amputee Football Championships. The performance of Turkey’s triumphant amputee footballers was described as “incredible” by UEFA, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tweeted “Turkey is […]

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Innovative wholesaler JJ wins new contract with London Borough of Newham

  National wholesaler JJ Food Service has renewed a multi-million pound contract to supply school meals across the London Borough of Newham. The wholesaler has supplied the borough for the past four years with frozen foods. It has now added grocery products to the contract, more than doubling its value. Group General Manager, Terry Larkin […]

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Chris Eubank Jr destroys Turkish challenger Avni Yıldırım in three rounds

  Boxer Chris Eubank Jr silenced his doubters and retained his IBO Super-Middleweight title in a superb fight at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, on Saturday night. The British boxer knocked out his opponent Avni Yıldırım in the third round with ease to progress into the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series. Yıldırım […]